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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am EST
are feared trapped in the rubble. >>> plus, clinton hshg rides off in the sunset, chuck hagel gets downright offensive. and lions and tigers and bears, oh my, "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, february 1st, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. super bowl weekend is here as fans of both the baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49ers descend upon new orleans, the town known for its lavish matters is gearing up for one of its biggest parties ever. nbc's jay gray is live for the latest. >> reporter: good morning, mara. from outside the beautiful superdome lit up in new orleans. look, depending on your perspective, a lot of people either ending their party or continuing into new orleans. the perfect city to hold such a big bash. a lot of people looking forward to the game. but as you talked about, a lot of people looking forward to a lot of things. for many, it's the ads that air on super sunday. we have a sneak peek of some you'll see. >> hey, son, have fun tonight. ♪ ♪ >> you know what this room needs? a smile. who wants to come with
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Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
out on a day when we got a new secretary of state. hillary clinton is now a private citizen, technically, anyway, for the first time in more than three decades. and john kerry no longer a senator from massachusetts, has been sworn in to replace her. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, at the state department for us tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. with egypt on fire and a suicide bomber attacking the u.s. embassy compound in turkey, there was no time to celebrate the changing of the guard at the state department. even on her last day as secretary of state, hillary clinton was calling the turkish foreign minister and the u.s. ambassador in ankara. >> of course, we live in very complex and even dangerous times as we saw again just today at our embassy in ankara. >> reporter: the embassy in turkey is old, build in the 1950s but the front gate is separate from the main building and well defended by marines. >> that actually insured this wasn't far worse than it could have been. >> reporter: clinton's state department farewell
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Feb 10, 2013 11:00am EST
. >> today's valentine's day, white house spokesman said the president and mrs. clinton will honor the holiday by observing a moment of silence. expected to last the entire evening. chris: and when we come back, barack obama replaced troops on the ground with drones in the sky. >> the administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. >> i will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom. chris: boy, he's gotten older, hasn't he? that was president obama as a candidate in 2007, running hard against the legacy of the bush-cheney foreign policy. at issue now today the 700% rampup of drone strikes under obama. there have been 350 under obama, largely in pakistan. a key question is blowback, no one knows how many untargeted civilians have been killed by drone strikes or the damage to winning hearts and mind over there. the effect of blowback is a central theme in the television series "homeland" where the
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
cemetery. in washington, secretary of state hillary clinton is serving her last day in office, and she will say goodbye in a public farewell to employees. senator john kerry will be officially sworn in as new secretary later this afternoon. as clinton leaves office, authorities confirm a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside of the us embassy in turkey. a number of civilians were injured, but how many remains unclear. american and turkish authorities are leading a joint investigation. >> now, your 11 insta weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> it was really busy this morning. most of the snow was like. we have moved offshore. we have some spotty clouds, but we are done with the snow for the time being. let's look at the temperatures. that will get your attention. one, it is cold. 29, annapolis area 33 in ocean city. oakland, nine degrees. factor in the wings, that have gusted at 39 miles an hour. we have come up with a windchill that feels like 15 at annapolis. it feels like eight below at oakland. that will be with us like -- for the rest of the afternoon. here i
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
proved we have the best fans in the country bar none. coming up, hillary clinton will more than likely sleep in tomorrow for the first time in a while, today was our last day of secretary of state. >> and her parting message to critics. >> the cold sticking around and more snow >> today with secretary of state in clinton got the final day. she shattered records for the number of countries visited. she left with one parting shot to her critics say in the refusal to accept the fact of the attack in libya are regretful. she told american foreign service worker that she is ready for some rest dr. blogging 1 million miles in the air. seceding her senator john kerry. >> no-covered roof tops this morning as rush hour picked up. the road conditions right a little bit slippery, especially on secondary roads. >> it was really slippery. everyone was fighting. everywhere i go, people are sliding. this is not the right kind of weather to be in. >> your tires are out of control. >> luckily, the storm quickly passed. we will check in right now with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. he will tell us
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Feb 8, 2013 12:35am EST
] excited to hear that one. pro, president bill clinton is nominated for best spoken word. con, it's for his reading of "fifty shades of grey." [ laughter ] i didn't even know he did that. >> steve: i want to listen to that. >> jimmy: i didn't even know he did that. [ imitating clinton ] i love the way -- [ imitating clinton ] >> jimmy: i love nipple clamps. [ laughter ] >> steve: yeah. [ imitating clinton ] red bottoms! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, kanye west is nominated for six grammys. con, he's prepared seven acceptance speeches. [ laughter ] that's a bad sign. that means -- yeah. >> steve: or a good sign. >> jimmy: or a good one. pro, mumford & sons could win for best rock song. con, "sanford and sons" could win for best theme song. [ laughter ] that is a good theme song. you guys got it? ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the roots, they're just amazing. a grammy for that. pro, my album "blow your pants off" is nominated for best comedy record. [ cheers and applause ] con, my lyrics were meant to be soul-searching and confessional, and everyone thought i was joking. [ laughter ]
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30am EST
following hillary clinton and the former condoleezza rice. >> can a man actually run the state department? i don't know. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >>> and president george h.w. bush is feeling great and he went out to dinner saturday night at a restaurant in houston. his first night out since being released from the hospital. he had a martini and saved for two hours. >>> a couple in arkansas are enjoying the profit. a whopper of a fishing trip. lottery officials say the couple bought two lottery tickets, both winners. one ticket for $50,000 was bought on the way to fishing. the second ticket bought on wait home was ace $1 million jackpot. congratulations. >>> in health news now, a new japanese study says chewing gum can boost alertness, upwards of 10%. they say average reaction time is faster with gum chewers improving temporary blood flow to the train. >>> the busiest day of the record for one company. mcgraw hill tumbled 14% air civil lawsuit against the ratings agency over alleged wrongdoing. >>> overseas this morning, bp beat fourth quarter earnings estimates. and kee
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
-- the issue will come up at the president's state of the union tuesday night. >> hillary clinton may not have a job but she is still pretty popular. a university police found the just departed secretary of state is the most popular national political figure among and number of luminaries. she is rated as 61% -- at 61%. the group included president obama, joe biden, marco rubio and john kerry. >> as many as half a dozen baltimore city charter schools may be forced to close sooner rather than later. the school board is expected to make its final decision tuesday. that's when the district would officially canceled the contract of schools like the baltimore freedom academy. students lobbied state lawmakers. >> the school has helped me out a lot. it-change to meet. made my parents more proud of me. it means that i can walk up to my parents and let them know i am doing something good with my life. >> an advisory panel recommended the changes. the review was based on still -- on school climate, academic performance and financial management. next, a win win for baltimore? >> fine dining at a tasty fe
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Feb 3, 2013 11:30am EST
with clinton or biden. 2016. >> oh. >> you've been close to both of them. secretary panetta, i've got to ask you, who's ready to be commander in chief tomorrow? >> i think both of them -- i have worked with both of them. if they make the decision they want to be commander in chief, i think they are both qualified to do it. >> what's their distinctive strengths? >> i for joe biden, obviously as vice president, knowing the world, knowing the issues involved, knowing what it means to govern from that perspective. and for hillary clinton, she knows it from every angle now, having worked in the white house, been a part of that, and now as secretary of state knowing the world. >> biden or clinton? >> i'd like to see which of the harbaugh brothers come out on top. >> gentlemen, thank you both for being here. >> thank you, chuck. good to see you. >> as secretary panetta prepares to leave government service again, we spent some additional time with him on press pass to talk about that long career as a congressman, budget director, white house chief of staff, and director of the cia. he also weighs in
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
from mexico, palestine, canada, and turkey. he replaced hillary clinton. >> one of the topics no doubt covered, the body of an american tourist found on saturday in istanbul, turkey. she has been identified as someone from new york. the mother of two was dealt a fatal blow to the head. her family said that they ought -- said that she planned to photograph some city landmarks before she left. >> we have had a little bit of sun today. on-again, off-again flurries. there is an area of snow shower activity. right along the interstate 72 corridor between washington and hagerstown. we could see a few flurries this evening. accumulations are not expected to be significant at all. 34 was the high today. a typical high is 43. we are still off the mark temperature-wise. just a few days ago, we were up around 70. we have been down way below normal. it will be a very slow recovery over the next few days. it is 30 at easton right now. ocean city is 34. westminster has dipped to 29. 19 in oakland. most of the clouds are west of the bay associated with this snow flurry activity. but we have rain show
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Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
, president's clinton and obama have seen on martha's vineyard. and president bush 43 talked about terrorism on the golf course. >> i call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. thank you. now watch this drive. >> reporter: and this white house was eager to show the president enjoying quality time with john boehner and bill clinton. >> this is not about a trivial issue like a golf game. we don't really care about the president's score. what we care about is access to the president of the united states. whether it's a democrat or a republican. >> reporter: tonight the white house says that cameras were kept out because the president was playing on a private course and they were planning to announce the round with tiger woods at the end of the day, had it not been tweeted out first. brian? >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. thanks. >>> one more note about the president and awful gun violence that has shaken chicago. in a state of the union address, you may recall, he spoke about the murder of a teenage girl a mile from his chicago home. just this past
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
that means for you and for your money. >>> then, a new chapter for hillary clinton. the former secretary of state is waking up this morning -- she's probably sleeping in without an official job for the first time in 30 years. we'll look at what's ahead. >>> then, extreme sports. with the death of a snowmobiler at the x-games, we'll look at whether competitors are maybe trying to push the envelope too far. has this become a little too extreme? >>> plus, a serious long-term relationship for pop star taylor swift. not a guy, it's diet coke. critics say it's sending the wrong message to her young fans. more coming up. >>> we begin in alabama where a police standoff with a man accused of holding a 5-year-old hostage in an underground bunker enters its fifth day. we have more from midland city. >> reporter: good morning. this standoff has dragged on for more than 85 hours. police remain tightlipped about the situation, but there's concern from local residents about how the dropping temperatures overnight are affecting safety of the child. so far, though, police say that child is unharmed. on f
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Feb 24, 2013 10:00am EST
not expanding. i do believe everybody in america has access to affordable hillary clinton. i agree with what the president said in 2009. doesn't make sense to put more people without expanding it, reforming it. >> governor? >> national health care is based on our own experiment in massachusetts. it's been wildly successful. over 90% of our residents have access to medicare, 99.3% of children, i think it is, of children. i don't think any other state in america can touch that. there are more businesses offering insurance to their employees today than before health care reform went into effect. it has not broken our budget and it's very, very popular. we have found a tremendous amount of flexibility with this administration and actually with the bush administration before them in implementing this. i understand that there are philosophical reasons for not supporting this president's solution. but rather than having the usual choices, which was between a perfect solution and no solution, we tried something in this country. i congratulate the president. >> gun control, looks like there may be so
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
inside a delaware court house this morning and what police know so far about the suspect. also, clinton continues after a tornado touched down in mississippi and a closer look at the damage next. >> people are dead after a man opened fire in the lobby of a delaware court house. it happened a rabbit o'clock a.m. and the man shot and killed two women and one victim is reportedly his estranged wife although police will not confirm. the police exchanged gunfire. the suspect died and two police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries. it believe -- is believed the gunmen acted alone. vice president joe biden is in philadelphia today for a roundtable discussion on gun safety. he and law enforcement officials will be joined by senator, several representatives, and deputy attorney general. after the meeting, the vice president is expected to hold a press conference. people living in mississippi will continue cleaning up today after a tornado tore through a town. a storm chasers shot this video showing the twister passenger town for a fire official says the tornado caused damage in this
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
to talk to clinton romesha about the act of bravery that just earned him a medal of honor. >>> be john say getting personal about her love and marriage and what she considers to be her biggest battle of her life. >>> we will begin with this overnight story, murder of the girlfriend of oscar pistorius. joining us is the managing director of the agency that represents reeva steenkemp. our condolences. >> thank you. >> what can you tell me about what you learned about what happened here and what may be the circumstances? >> we've been in communication with people on the scene since a quarter to 8:00 this morning. it's been a very long morning. there are no official statements. a lot of speculation going on at the moment. we are unable to provide any information accurate at this moment. our thoughts and prayers are with that family and everyone is waiting to see what's going to be happening as everyone is in court as we speak. >> i can imagine the shock across south africa and across the world because so many people have come to know and love oscar pistorius. obviously he is innocent until pro
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00am EST
the republican party back by studying of all people, bill clinton, their pariah of 15 years ago. >> all right. frank lautenberg announced his retirement this week. we hear so much about polarization in crong, blame it on redistricting. one thing to look at is the number of freshmen or first-term senators. my colleague, the cook political report, looked at the numbers, amazing. by 2015 we could have half of the senate elected since 2008. so when all of us talk about, remember in the old days when they would sit down and work these things out, there's nobody left from the old days. democrat and kentucky worried about ashley dud candidacy. kneel like they might have a chance if they can have a conservative democrat run against mitch mcconnell. chris: ashley judd is a native and will take on the senate leader? >> possibly. and you're seeing they're feeling perhaps they can goad her into running. chris: they're going to kill her. they're going to kill home run. movie star in kentucky. >> guns, immigration, hakele. huge issue over the next few months is voting. few lines in the state of the union.
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30am EST
's leaders was the wealthiest? take a wild guess. 24/7 wall street crunched the numbers. bill clinton made it into the top ten thanks to all of his speaking engagements and book deals. believe it or not, george washington was the richest president beating out thomas jefferson and teddy roosevelt by several hundred million dollars. >>> coming up, a half-court shot worth much more than three points. >>> and four adorable lion cubs make their debut at a seattle zoo. >>> what would you do if a stranger slapped your baby during a flight? it happened. now an idaho man faces charges, next. >>> take a look at this. this is a shot of the empire state building here in new york city last night bathed in red, white, and blue in honor of our commanders in chief past and present on this president's day. >>> okay, now some stories that caught our eye this morning. in north carolina, a 40,000-gallon ethanol tank burst into flames. officials believe the fire erupted from an explosion sparked by lightning. the blast rattled homes about two miles away and forced over 70 firefighters to battle 2 to 3-foot fla
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Feb 24, 2013 2:30am EST
going up. when did the greece act? when their bond market blew up. what was clinton's great line about reuben? you mean the f-ing bond market is in control? remember that? the politicians have no incentive but the market is a fickle and violent thing and one day, it goes like that. zpl. >> the clock is ticking closer. the cuts are set to go into effect friday, march 1st. joining me now, two co-chairs of the campaign to fix the debt founded by alan simpson, judd gregg from new hampshire and ed rendell, the former chair of the democratic party. thanks for joining us. so, what do you think? assuming the affects kick in, what is the immediate impact? ed rendell. >> well, in the very short-term, it will be limited impact, but as the days ghooes on, you'll s people let off of the federal government. you're going to see defense workers let off of their jobs. you're going to see the federal bureaucracy if not grind to a halt be limited in its ability to protect us and keep things moving. it's going to be a real difficult time and it's happening at the worst time when the economy took a hit the
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am EST
. the person is a student at the middle school, the trigger student. hillary clinton is serving her last day in office today. there will be a public farewell before departing for the final time. john kerry will be sworn in as the new secretary of state this afternoon by elena kagan. >> we all love super bowl commercials and we're getting another glimpse at this year's super bowl commercials. [dramatic music] yeah, we will keep you in a suspense to see how this coca- cola commercial ends. to not be fooled when getting gear -- do not be fooled when getting gear for sunday's game. operation redstone has been targeting online vendors across the country ahead of this sunday's super bowl. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> a quiet morning this morning so far. 34 degrees at stevensville and the wind is pretty light. snow showers in the forecast this morning. temperatures will not be changing that much. .ighs will be in the mid 40's light snow flurries around the baltimore metro area. a few snow showers to our south and in northern virginia. we'll talk more about the forecast in a mi
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> fidel castro's first public appearance in years. >>> bill clinton bids farewell to a friend. >>> and madam tusand melts down lance armstrong's image. >>> watching your money on a monday and more on the super bowl. back in two minutes. amts. welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. officials in turkey are questioning 15 people in a death of a new york city mother whose body was found saturday in istanbul. she'd been vacationing in turkey. police say she was killed by an injury to the head. >>> in cuba, the public people got a closeup look at retired leader fidel castro. their first since 2010 as castry voted at a -- castro voted at a polling place in havana. >>> john kerry had a busy weekend talking to the leaders of israel, turkey, and japan. >>> the funeral of ed koch will be held today. he died at age 88. >>> a star in the all-american girls professional baseball league in the 1940s has died at the age of 88. she was an inspiration for the movie "a league of their own," and model played by the character played by geena davis. >>> the biggest tv spectac
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00am EST
candidate was sworn in by supreme court justice elena kagan. he replaces hillary clinton who resigned friday. as secretary of state she logged nearly a million miles and leave office with a 70 percent approval rating. >>> coming up the big easy is not just the home of this year's super bowl. >> it is a place to find one of a kind art. we will show you next. first here's a look at some of what's going on around town this weekend. {off-lineÑ] claer clear [ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. what do we do when something really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ula with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking, only at the home depot, and o
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Feb 5, 2013 12:35am EST
! >> so -- >> jay: and i see clinton gave you a nice -- >> yeah, so -- >> jay: -- endorsement here in the back. can you do him? have you been -- [ as clinton ] >> i don't know, jay, you know. i'm -- i'm watching tv with hillary and michael's on singing. i love -- i love music, you know that. he actually does, he's like a a big, big music fan. >> jay: yeah, yeah. >> he wants to come out on the road and play sax with us. >> jay: all right. well, listen, you know, congratulations on everything. >> thank you. >> jay: "the soul of it all." actually, it's a lot of fun to read, actually. we go back a long ways. >> yes, we do. >> jay: i recognized a lot of things in here. and this is album as well. congratulations, my friend. >> thank you so much. >> jay: jessica, good luck at the oscars. [ cheers and applause ] "zero dark thirty" and of course hugh jackman, "les miserables." best actor, good luck to you as well. i hope we'll see you right after the academy awards. [ cheers and applause ] tomorrow night, josh duhamel will join us. but jimmy fallon happening right now! [ cheers and applause
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Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm EST
awarded the medal of honor to retired army staff sergeant clinton romesha for his incredible bravery during one of the most fierce attacks in our nation's longest war. after today's emotional ceremony in the east room, there are now 80 living recipients of our nation's highest award for military valor. our report tonight from our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: wedged deep into a valley surrounded by soaring mountains, combat outpost keating in eastern afghanistan was a death trap. for staff sergeant clint romesha, it was indefensible. >> every which direction you looked, you were looking straight up at the mountain. >> reporter: romesha and the other soldiers at cop keating were under constant attack. but in october 2009, the taliban launched the most ferocious assault ever. and unleashed a deadly downpour of fire like shooting fish in a barrel. >> 360 degrees, we were taking, you know, rfgs, machine gunfire, mortar fire was coming in. i mean, it was accurate. it was, you know, on target. it was pinning positions down. >> reporter: the americans were vastly ou
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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
.s. president. he's played golf before with president clinton. >>> up next tonight, all the many things russians have recorded on their dashboard video cameras and why it is so many russian drivers have them. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead to death. this chance increases if you
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
years when clinton bradley killed jackson. bradley had been previously convicted of murder and was on parole and probation when he committed that murder. >> a man charged in a frightening case of trespassing in glen burnie. police say justin beaumont got into high school and started talking about how he was bullied. detectives uncovered handguns and high capacity ammunition magazines inside his home. well there were legally owned, mental health concerns prompted authorities to seize them. beaumont was placed under mental health and will be reviewed before the case goes to trial. sarah brady is using her skill and influence to pass the gun control pope -- proposal. her husband james was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on president ronald reagan. >> sarah brady likes the proposal. >> sarah brady, the general of a 32-year-old battle over gun control met with anthony brown for a strategy session. the rich of her crusade go back to march 30, 1981. during the assassination attempt of president reagan. james brady, sears has been with shot. paralyzed and permanently disa
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Feb 24, 2013 11:00am EST
the election where black voters had tended to vote on sunday. and let's get rid of sunday. bill clinton said that was a shameful act of voter discrimination. >> and barack obama in the state of the union, bring out 102-year-old woman who thought she wasn't going to be able to vote and exactly -- chris: eight hours. >> eight hours. >> in florida. chris: and that was going on in ohio. in 2004. we need to keep looking at this. we need to keep looking at this. when we come back scoops and some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. chris: welcome back. howard, tell me something i don't know. >> chris, research university is going get clobbered -- research universities is going to get clobbered in the next few weeks and worth taking me time to point that out. lots of very fundamental research. and it's part of a shift away from government funding of basic research to both business and philanthropy. universities will give up on the government. chris: a lot of things we won't know. >> we'll know less than we know. about basic science. it's important. >> chris: katty. >> when the co
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Feb 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
: as a senator, kerry said military aid should be considered. and mill re clinton and leon panetta both recommended arming and training some rebel units. but president obama rejected that proposal last year. fearing weapons would get into the hands of al qaeda supporters. but today, facing rebel pressure, kerry hinted at a policy shift. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the sport is or if it's coming. >> reporter: before leaving london, kerry called a key opposition leader and talked him into showing up for the meeting in rome later this week. today proof that nothing is going to be easy, though, for america's newest top diplomat. >> andrea mitchell in london traveling with the secretary tonight. thanks. >>> dr. c. everett coop has died. the fact that you recognize either his name or face is proof that what will be said about him most is true. he was the first truly public surgeon general of the modern era, certainly the television era. he truly practiced public health. as surgeon general, between 1981 and '87, he be
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Feb 3, 2013 2:30am EST
secretary under bill clinton and chairman of ever corp. partners. and from a vice chairman of the federal reserve he is also the author of "after the music stopped, the financial crisis, the response and the work ahead." gentlemen, it's good to have you on the program. >> good to be here. >> so much to discuss. allen, this week we have the unemployment report in the month of january, in line with expectations. unemployment rate ticking up to 7.9% and the disappointing gdp report. what does that tell you? >> i think if you -- what you need to do is average through the third quarter, which was higher than it should have been. and the fourth quarter, which is lower than it should have been. why do i say that? we have this big mysterious bounce up in defense spending. government spending in general, seems mysterious in the third quarter. then it disappears in the 40 quarter. if you average those two, ditto with inventory. acouple lakes and decumulation. if you average those two, it looks like it's been looking like a sort of a 2% minus growth trajectory, which is, you know, fa from zero but n
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
died friday at the age of 88. former president bill clinton is among those kids of deliver remarks at the funeral. the family of mohammad ali is denying rumors of the legendary boxer is near death. his wife release of these photos of our of the last night's 40 his ravens year on superbowl sunday. the owners were started by a report in a british tabloid quoting his brother saying he was near death. ali's wife says the rumors are not true and she knows mohammad ali is fine because he says he never blinked or halftime watching beyonce perform. >> that is always a good sign. and this morning consumer alert -- the new trend in weddings is a lavish affair. more brides are scaling down guest list but keeping it down, photographer, and the cake and flowers. others say they want to avoid the big bills normally attached to the event. sony appears poised to unveil a new playstation soon. journalists are invited to a press and then later this month. analysts say all signs point to a new installation of the gaming consul. experts also say sony is not playing around with the ins is a bit of mont
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Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >> john kerry, referencing hillary clinton and condoleezza rice. before that, colin powell had the job. kerry is the first white man to hold the job of secretary of state since warren christopher 16 years ago. >>> now to the 15-year-old girl who became a global inspiration after she survived an assassination attempt by the taliban in pakistan, because she spoke out for the rights of young women. her name, malala, now being mentioned for the nobel peace prize. and tonight we're hearing from her for the first time since her remarkable recovery. our report from nbc's keir simmons in london. >> today you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i'm getting better day by day. >> reporter: malala yu self's words on camera were to thank others. >> because all the people, men, women, children, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers, god has given me this new life. >> reporter: she almost died. shot in the head last october by islamic extremists, because she fought for the right of young women to have an education. on saturday, she walked
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Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
sugar. but then this afternoon, president clinton's former white house physician, dr. connie mariano, was quoted by cnn as saying, i'm worried about this man dying in office. at an afternoon press conference in new jersey, the governor chose to then get serious on the topic of his 30-year struggle with his weight. >> so far, up to 50 years old, i've been remarkably healthy. and you know, my doctor continues to warn me that my luck is going to run out relatively soon, so believe me, it's something that i'm very conscious of. >> the governor said last night and today, that like all people who struggle with weight, he thinks about it constantly, and it's a major topic of conversation in his family. >>> a bizarre video has been posted on youtube by north korea, including some disturbing images set to a gauzy rendition of "we are the world." it's a propaganda video that seems to be part dream sequence, part video game. it shows a missile launch and then later what appears to be new york city in flames. back in the real world, we're back with our "making a difference" report right after th
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Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >> reporter: but then bill clinton's former white house doctor, a retired navy rear admiral weighed in on cnn. >> i'm a republican. so i like chris christie a lot. i want him to run. i just want him to lose weight. i'm a physician more than i'm a democrat or republican and i worry about this man dying in office. >> reporter: to the governor and his family, that was no joke. so he called the doctor today to sound off. >> that a doctor in arizona w has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history, could make a diagnosis from 2,400 miles away is completely irresponsible. my children saw that last night. and she sat there on tv and said i'm afraid he's going to die in office. my 12-year-old son comes up to me last night and says, "dad, are you going to die?" >> reporter: like christie, millions of americans, more than one-third of adults in the u.s., struggle with their weight. just look at the popularity of nbc's "biggest loser" and the first lady's "let's move" campaign. >> keep it up! >> reporter: tonight, dr. mariano repl
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
president, bill clinton, by offering a laundry list of poll tested ideas. >> i'm announcing a launch of three more of these manufacturing house, and raise the minimum wage to $9. make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. a new college score card that parents and students can use. i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security crisis. >> reporter: mr. obama adopted a tough tone throughout his address. >> let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinkmanship that scares off investors and stresses consumers. >> reporter: the night's emotional moment, the president's call for congress to at least vote on serious gun control, invoking the memory of gun victims like hadiya pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration and one week later was shot and killed in chicago. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are here tonight, along with two dozen families whose lives have been torn ap
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am EST
is traveling with him. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. secretary clinton could not resolve syria and secretary kerry is facing his debut on the world stage, trying to deal with the same problem. he met today with the prime minister at downing street, david cameron, as the allies are trying to scramble, trying to salvage a key meeting with syrian opposition leaders scheduled later this week in rome. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitche
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
to present the award. president reagan delivered a video address in 1980 and former president clinton made a surprise appearance at this year's golden globes, to name just a few. matt? >> all right. kristen welker, thank you very much. i heard mixed reviews on this. jimmy fallon bit to promote let's move, almost unanimous rave reviews on but i've heard a lot of people say i don't know about the academy awards, too close to hollywood. maybe that was one step too far. >> it's a good topic for the professionals, who will weigh in on this in a few minutes. we'll check their feelings about it. now let's head outside to mr. roker, who has another check of the weather. >>> we've got this big, sprawling storm spreading a lot of snow. look at oklahoma. we are talking about whiteout conditions with numerous accidents, cars stuck, airport flights have been canceled. so, it is a real mess and it is making its way to the east. we'll see scenes like that throughout the upper midwest later on today. let's see what we have for today as far as your temperatures are concerned. we've got bitterly cold air ma
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the members two weeks ago. >> the blast happened on the same day secretary of state hillary clinton is leaving her job at the state department, but not without a final coat at her critics. not livings they are in a cloak evidence-based world ." in their refusal is regrettable to except the statement. she says that will not affect any decisions about her political future. succeeding her as a senator john kerry. religious nonprofit groups are getting more leeway to opt out of providing health insurance to provide coverage for birth control. one source of the organizations will be allowed to push the responsibility of covering contraceptives over to a third party. the religious groups say that it violated their religious beliefs. >> still ahead, millions of bottles of two popular cold medications are being pulled from shelves of the worst possible time. >> the dangerous mistake that has tram and neck -- triamenic and theraflu on recall. >> there really know something about the art of putting on a super bowl. >> ravens nation has taken over the big easy. >> cold temperatures and weekend snow. the
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
, where he's got a real opportunity here even on guns in a way that bill clinton didn't in the mid '90s where it was such a toxic issue. >> there may be issues where the outside gains help. on immigration, it doesn't help at all. right now there are republican partners like senator rubio don't need pressure. they need cover in their own party. when he increases the pressure, he is actually empowering the critics, the conservative critics of immigration reform. so he's going to have to take an approach. if he wants to do that on the economy, which he has done many times, and likely will do in this speech, i hope he carves out immigration as an exception because that is both a huge lead, a legacy issue for the president, a rights issue for the country, but it's going to require a legislative strategy of building coalitions which he doesn't seem particularly interested in. >> but if he leads, mike, he can face outright rejection. >> he has to make a choice. is he still a candidate? is he about making political victories? he can score on immigration, isolate republicans, and blow up the dea
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Feb 4, 2013 3:30am EST
clinton on benghazi. we saw john kerry go through a hearing. and chuck hagel. and you can not compare the first two to chuck haguel. after i watched the hearing, i remembered the lyrics to a country song. you mean i shaved my legs for this? you mean we're having this huge fight over this guy who cannot even articulate our policy towards iran? >> robert? >> let's be clear. >> this performance was not good. >> two things. i want to go about something that ana just said. if you turned on cspan and hadn't watched tv in the intervening six years, you would think we had 150,000 troops parked right now in iraq. this next defense secretary is not going to deal with iraq and the surge. this was a vanity thing for john mccain to try to approprove to former friend who disagreed with him that he was right on the surge and that chuck hagel was wrong. >> what should hagel have said? what would you have told him to say? >> i think he said correctly, we're going to let history judge iraq, because frankly chuck hagel could have said, senator mccain, i think i might have been wrong on iraq. were you wr
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Feb 16, 2013 12:35am EST
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
, he almost echoed governor clinton. he said we don't need new government programs, but then he listed a bunch of new government programs. the president says there is not a problem that a government program can't solve. we don't need another four years of this. national debt over $16 trillion, mr. president, stop the spending, stop raising taxes, let's grow the private sector economy, not the government. >> governor bobby jindal, thank you for agreeing to be with us tonight. >> thank you, brian. >> now from statuary hall, kirsten jillgillibrand, senator from, new york. you were with john mccain. what it was like watching the president with one of the stalwarts of the gop in the senate? >> i thought the president did a great job. i thought it was the strongest state of the union for his presidency. a lot of bipartisan support for a lot of things he talked about. everybody wants to see made in america again, and i saw a lot of republicans standing with democrats when he talked about rebuilding the economy. i loved the fact that he talked about the opportunity for potential of every ameri
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
up. >> reporter: that's governor christie's blunt response to comments from bill clinton's former doctor, a retired navy admir admiral. >> i find it fascinating that a doctor in arizona, who has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history could make a diagnosis from 2400 miles away. she must be a genius. >> she spoke about christie's weight on cnn. >> i'm a republican so i like chris christie a lot. i want him to run. i just want him to lose weight. >> people who have a medical license, have the privilege of having a medical license, should in my view conduct themselves more responsibly than that. >> my position is more than a democrat or republican. i worry about this man dying in office. >> my 12-year-old son comes to me last night and says, dad, are you going to die? come on, this is irresponsible stuff. >> reporter: christie acknowledged he has a weight problem. a year and a half ago he was hospitalized from an asthma attack. >> my doctor warned me my luck is going to run out soon. it's something i'm cons
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> let's head to wall street with cnbc's kayla toshi. good morning. >> hiring in december, wall street hopes the rally will continue. two specific stocks today, cbs, host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackout. how much will it cost them both? >> interesting. thanks. >>> an iranian natural gas platform sank last week in the persian gulf. workers are scrambling along the rig as it simpgs but iran has not commented on the number of injuries or fatalities in the sinking. it has been in jeopardy since sanctions have caused western companies to withdraw. >>> dramatic face-off outside of buckingham palace during a changing of the guard when a man burst through a
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
about hillary clinton's new website, her campaign website now links to a new page. is this potentially a sign of 2016 ambitions, or is sometimes a website is just a website, chuck? >> i want to say a website is just a website. if you click on the contact button, look at all the information they want from you, e-mail, way to get back to you. contact information. something tells me that data is not just going to go away and they're going to throw it out. you could look at it as it's the very beginnings of how the structure would be put in place, should she decide to do it. >> keeping her options open for sure. chuck todd, thanks so much. appreciate it. >>> let us get another check of the news making headlines this morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk with that. >>> charged in the murder of former navy s.e.a.l. sniper and his friend. eddie ray routh has refused to -- >> my brother just came here and he told me he's committed a murder. i'm terrified for my life. because i don't know if he's going to come back here. >> routh is being held on $3 million bond and is on suicide wa
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
pastime. clinton often invited cameras on the course and before giving up golf, president bush had this photo- photo-op. >> i call on all nations to do whatever they can to stop these terrorist killings. thank you. now watch this drive. >> reporter: 116 since taking office during a boys' weekend in florida while his wife and daughters hit the slopes in colorado. >> after the four years, if he spends more time playing golf, he's a pretty good stick. >> reporter: in golf speak that means the president's got game. >> the president and tiger woods were competing with the u.s. trade representative, owner of the houston astros. you heard tiger say the president can chip and putt. i think that's another way of saying he doesn't hit the ball so well off the tee but you just can't -- >> so typical, you reporters weaving that in to what he's exactly saying. >> maybe tiger woods has a future in diplomacy. >>> coming up here, iphone thieves nationwide. what to watch for so you don't become a victim of what they call apple picking. >>> a big announcement from ya >>> a $47 cup of starbucks? afte
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00am EST
the same be said of the first lady? past first ladies from laura bush to hillary clinton and nancy reagan assumed more prominent roles on the world stage. >> som first ladies do tend to take on more global roles in a second term. [ laughter ] >> reporter: for now, she certainly seems to have found her groove. for "today," kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >> and jimmy fallon found his groove, too. >>> still to come next, a little boy calls 911 to complain about his bedtime. got more than he bargained for. that's after these messages. one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. he doesn't look like a heart attack patient. i was teaching a martial arts class and it hit me. we get to the
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